Happy Almost-Weekend, Campers! It's a double dose of s'mores mania this week! And, really, what better way to start AND end your week!?!?!
Yes, that's right. It's an absolute s'mores fest! S'more s'mores! (Betcha haven't heard that one before.)
Not that we're lighting bonfires and whittling sticks into dangerous weapons in the middle of New York City or Boston...the smoke would no doubt alert the authorities and we prefer to lay low when it comes to law-breaking. You know, we usually limit it to speeding and jay-walking not accidental s'mores-resulting arson. Though, were there only a way we would have found it.
There is just something so perfectly summer-y and camp-y about s'mores that takes us back....Takes us back to all those summers we didn't go to camp because our mean parents insisted we go to London instead (we know, rough life).
Those summers when we watched our little camper-to-be friends pack up trunks with rolls of white socks and khaki shorts....Side note; was that really the camp uniform or are we projecting the fictional Camp Inch (original 'Parent Trap' which we memorized) onto the lives of our poor childhood playmates? Anyone?
Whatever. Perhaps we don't want to know. The camp in our heads is perfect and campers get to roast s'mores every night by a huge bonfire...and tell ghost stories! And play practical jokes on each other! And write long letters on camp stationery to their parents about how they don't miss them!
Please, let us live with the fantasy!
In the meantime, we're going to make these amazing S'Mores cookies (lovingly adapted from Jamie at My Baking Addiction). These cookies are totally city friendly, no bonfires required, and just as tasty as the real thing...and, if you use your imagination, you can almost see the flaming marshmallows! Just make sure it's not you burning the marshmallows in the oven...
Makes about 24 cookies in a whoopie pie pan
Adapted from My Baking Addiction
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet mini-chocolate chips
2-3 full size graham cracker sheets, roughly chopped
3 full size Hershey chocolate bars, broken into pieces
6-7 large marshmallows, cut into fourths
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place butter and sugars into a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla extract until well combined.
Sift together flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Then, slowly add the dry mixture into the butter-sugar mixture until barely combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop heaping tablespoons of cookie dough into the whoopie pie pan. Press gently down on the dough to flatten and stick pieces of Hershey's chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow on top of each dough disc.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are turning brown and the marshmallows are getting a golden glow. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from the pan and cooling further on a wire rack.
PS- We think you could actually make these into whoopie pies of sorts by squishing fat blobs of marshmallow fluff between 2 cookies...delish!